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Summer Potluck & Easy Vegan Mexican Barley Salad Recipe

I had such a fun night on Sunday — the lovely miss Gena invited me and some fellow DC foodies over for a vegan potluck feast! Gena and I have become great friends via blogging and it’s so fun to be back in the same city again. Looking forward to many more dinners! She hosted the potluck on Sunday at her place as a welcome back party for me — Continue Reading …

Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad Recipe

I have a new recipe for you all today, inspired by the tacos we had over the weekend and the leftovers I wanted to use up! Meet Mexican Quinoa Salad: This came out even better than I hoped. Perfect for this hot (March?!) weather we’ve been having — and super quick and easy to make, just like all my recipes. ;) All you’re missing is a margarita! Continue Reading …

“Cheesy” Vegan Mushroom Quinoa

I came up with a delicious new vegan creation over the weekend! I was craving my Comforting Pumpkin Quinoa and started to make that, but, as I began to cook, I decided I wanted something more like my “Cheesy” Coconut Sautéed Chickpeas and Kale (SO good). It worked out well since I’m generally incapable of following a recipe exactly, even if Continue Reading …

Easy Lentil Veggie Burgers (vegan)

It’s official. I have a new favorite veggie burger recipe! I whipped these up a couple weeks ago on a whim for lunch and was so happy with how they turned out. Easy to make and packed with fiber and protein, too. I especially loved the flavor — almost like a healthy version of falafel! Easy Lentil Veggie Burgers (vegan) Makes 6 burgers Continue Reading …

Spiced Raisin and Pine Nut Barley Salad

Hello, hello! Time to get back to the grind now that the nice long weekend is over. I have a fun new recipe for you all today — introducing: Spiced Raisin and Pine Nut Barley Salad! As always with my recipes, this is super easy to make — make a big batch on Sunday and enjoy it for lunches or dinners throughout the week! I love the Continue Reading …

Down Dog Yoga & Dinner at Great Sage

Good morning! It’s a beautiful one here in D.C. — cooler and breezy, with lots of sunshine. My favorite :) I started my morning bright and early with an hour long hot vinyasa flow yoga class at Down Dog Yoga in Georgetown with Gena! Remember when we went to Tranquil Space in Dupont last week? This is her other favorite yoga studio in the area, Continue Reading …

A Vegan Dinner at Whole Foods Boulder!

Hello, hello! The fun continues here at the Fitness & Health Blogger’s Conference in Boulder, CO! (Above with Heather and Theodora — thanks to Gretchen for the photo!) On Friday night, we were all treated to a healthy (completely vegan!) farm-to-table style private dinner courtesy of the local Whole Foods. We ate outside, the weather Continue Reading …

Curried Barley Chickpea Salad (Vegan!)

I have a delicious new recipe for you guys today! Behold — Curried Barley Chickpea Salad — and it’s vegan, too! I was in the mood for something light and summery but flavorful last night. This fit the bill perfectly! Vegan Curried Barley Chickpea Salad Makes 3 to 4 servings Ingredients: 1 C uncooked barley 1 15oz can chickpeas Continue Reading …